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Field Operations

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Field Operations

The Field Operation division serves at the front line defense of public safety.  The division consists of four squads totaling (21) sworn uniformed officers.  A sergeant and corporal provide oversight and leadership supervision for each squad.  Our uniformed officers actively participate in community outreach, education and enforcement.

Lieutenant R. Hughes currently leads the division by providing guidance, direction and administrative oversight. He possesses an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Piedmont Community College and is a graduate of the North Carolina State University Law Enforcement Executive Program. He is the recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy award.  He is a graduate of the 84th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at NC State, becoming the first employee in the department's history to graduate the prestigious course.   Business owners or special events requiring off duty police services or legal questions concerning special permit applications can contact Lt. Hughes by calling (336) 599-8345 or via email at

Patrol Sergeants

A-Squad:  Sergeant J. Cash                        email:

B-Squad:  Sergeant K. Horton                     email:

C-Squad:  Sergeant A. Cox                          email:

D-Squad:  Sergeant J. Watson                     email:

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